A lot of the young women and teenage girls in U.S. have been going through the invasive gynecology exams in spite of the recommendations being against this practice as per a research which has been published on this Monday.
The study has been able to find that a lot of the ages from 15 to 20 that had a manual pelvic examination by their gynecologist did not exactly need an examination of this kind.
The researchers and authors of this study say that there are not many indications that the bimanual examination is required in women and girls.
The examination requires the application of pressure on the women’s abdomen and through insertion of fingers into the vagina check if there are any signs of infection or any growth that has taken place unusually.
In the year 2012, the authorities had changed their guidelines for these examinations and concluded that they had not been recommended for the women who are under the age of 21 except for a few circumstances. The exams are usually recommended for the women who are experiencing symptoms of any kind or those who are going through pregnancy.
In this study a few of the researchers had made an estimate of the number of procedures of this kind that had been carried out in an unnecessary manner after the change of the recommendations. The analysis had been based on the data of the survey from the year 2011 till 2017 from the young women who are in the age of 15-20.
The researches have found that in one year, there are 1.4 million who had received this exam and did not need it.